8 days in Jasper National Park & Banff National Park Itinerary

8 days in Jasper National Park & Banff National Park Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
2
Banff National Park
— 4 nights

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nights
Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park ©
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tangle Creek Falls, Wilcox Pass, Columbia Icefield Skywalk, and other attractions. Step out of Jasper National Park to go to Banff National Park and see Crowfoot Glacier, which is approximately 2h 45 min away. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Athabasca Glacier, look for all kinds of wild species at Wabasso Lake, and admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jasper National Park attractions planner.

Calgary to Jasper National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Jasper National Park when traveling from Calgary in August, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Crowfoot Glacier
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Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Mount Edith Cavell Trail ©
Mount Edith Cavell Trail

4
nights
Banff National Park

Banff National Park ©
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Natural Bridge, Tunnel Mountain Trail, Little Beehive Trail, and other attractions. Take a break from Banff National Park with a short trip to Takakkaw Falls in Yoho National Park, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, hike along Sentinel Pass, and stroll through Johnston Canyon.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Banff National Park trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Jasper National Park in September, you will find days in Banff National Park are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Yoho National Park, Grassi Lakes
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls
Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Plain of Six Glaciers

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